When you start putting food on your face, you look at everything you eat in a new light. Maybe I should slather myself with this smoothie? Am I making an omelet or a pore strip? Should I drink this tea or make a face mask? The answer for this iced chia seed green tea is to do both! Combine antioxidant-rich green tea with nutritional powerhouse chia seeds and get beauty benefits inside and out.
Green tea benefits
Green tea has no calories! It also contains a small amount of caffeine, making it a good coffee alternative.
Green tea boosts metabolism. It’s loaded with polyphenols that speed up calorie burn.
Green tea is anti-aging. The antioxidants in green tea work to repair skin and eliminate wrinkles. Putting green tea on your skin has been proven to repair sun damage.
Chia seed benefits
Chia seeds are a good source of calcium. In fact, 2 tablespoons of chia seeds provides five times more calcium than a glass of milk.
Chia seeds help control appetite. The seeds are packed with fiber and also absorb liquid to expand in your stomach, keeping you fuller longer.
Chia seeds are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids. These healthy fats are great for your heart and also boost metabolism.
Chia seeds hydrate the skin. The omega-3 fats also hydrate the skin, reducing inflammation and wrinkles.
This is the best way (by far) that I’ve found to get some green tea in – for some reason it tastes much better to me chilled than hot!
Iced Green Tea with Chia Seeds + Moisturizing Face Mask
- 2 cups green tea
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 3 teaspoons honey or to taste
- Brew 2 cups of green tea and let cool.
- Add chia seeds and let sit for 10 minutes or until the consistency thickens.
- Add honey and stir.
- Pour off about a 1/4 cup of tea and apply to your face with clean hands.
- Let mask sit for 10 minutes and remove with warm water, massaging skin as you rinse.
- Drink the rest of the chilled tea.